Lunch Out

Today I went to lunch with my friend Jill and her son Max. We went to 2 Amy’s pizza. It’s one of my favorite places to go. I had a pepperoni pizza as I always do. We had a great time catching up and enjoying our meal. We even had a bottle of wine with lunch! How often do you do that?

Today I walked 1.99 miles.

Lazy Saturday

We previously had plans to go to dinner at Jill’s house but they had to cancel because Mr. Dail was out of town. So during the day we just went shopping. My husband bought some spring decorating items. We then went to Total Wine and bought a case of wine. We had a coupon and a gift card to use. We got some nice wines.

As we usually do we had crackers and cheese before dinner. I took a picture.

I don’t understand today’s walking. I walked 2.92 miles, 10,570 steps and I still wasn’t able to close the exercise circle on the Apple Watch. Sometimes I think he doesn’t keep track of my exercise very well. Oh well.

Instagram Likes

Tonight for dinner my husband had scallops and risotto. I took a picture of it and put it on Instagram. It is now my most liked picture. As of this posting it has 52 likes. I know that’s not a lot but that is for me. I was very pleased with the number. However, what I think is a good picture usually doesn’t get many likes. I guess it was the tags I used to get it attention. I don’t know. What do you think?

I walked exactly 2 miles today.

Concert and Dinner

Late this afternoon we went to a concert at the National Cathedral. The music and singing were beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Then we went to La Piquette for dinner. I love that place. I had a delicious half chicken while the husband had duck breast. And we had a wonderful bottle of wine. We had a wonderful evening. When we came out of the cathedral the sun was beginning to set and it was the golden hour. Of course I had to whip out the iPhone and take some pictures. I love golden hour.

I walked 1.37 miles before the concert today.


For our anniversary I gave my husband a glass vase. The modern version of the 3rd anniversary gift is glass. It is a huge vase so he was able to fill it with these beautiful Lillies. They have opened up now and look beautiful!

I only did .88 miles inside today but my overall all day mile count was 4.47 miles. We also went out to dinner today at Silver. It was much better than the first time we went there.

Gorgeous Anniversary!

Today is our 3 year anniversary. We went on our first date 13 years ago today and 3 years ago today we got married! It was a gorgeous day today! It got up to 77 degrees and broke a record.

This evening we went out to dinner at Chef Geoff’s. We had our reception there after our wedding. We had a wonderful dinner and a very nice bottle of wine. It was a great day!

I walked 1.01 miles indoors today.


Today we went to Linden Vineyards to enjoy a cellar tasting and to see what was new on the tasting menu in the main tasting room. We had a very nice time. While we were in the cellar doing our cellar tasting, it started to snow. We knew it was cold and knew it was going to snow but wasn’t expecting it to start so early. It started to stick right away. We hung around awhile and enjoyed some food and wine. Then we decided we should get going. We drove home in the slushy snow on 66. It was just a little scary. We got home fine though. It was so pretty to watch while we were at the winery. By the time we got home it had pretty much stopped and hadn’t accumulated very much in DC. Maybe an inch.

1.56 miles indoors because of the cold and snow.

Perfect Wine

This evening for dinner my husband picked out the perfect wine. It’s called “3”. It was produced in 2010 by three wineries in the Charlottesville area. We know all three winemakers who had a hand in making it. I say it was the perfect wine because next week is our 3 year anniversary. We got married 3 years ago. And we had it with filet mignon which was delicious. It was a wonderful meal!

1.14 miles indoors because it was cold outside.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! This evening we went out to dinner for Valentine’s Day. We went to The Grilled Oyster not far from out house. We had a delicious pinot noir. I really enjoyed it! Before dinner we exchanged gifts. We bot got each other candy. I got simple milk chocolates and I gave him a box of Godiva dark chocolates. That’s what he likes. I made him take a picture with me before dinner.

2.07 miles indoors today.

In other news there was another mass shooting today at a high school in Parkland Florida. 17 students and teachers were shot and killed. Many others were injured. Will this be the one to change the gun laws? Who knows.

Mardi Gras Party

This evening we had a Mardi Gras party. We had about 12 friends over and enjoyed some wonderful food created by my husband. We also enjoyed lots of wine and great conversation. Of course I was so wrapped up in the party I totally forgot to take any pictures. However, here’s one of the decorations we used.

A total of 3.47 miles today.

Groundhog’s Day

Today the groundhog saw his shadow so we have 6 more weeks of winter. This is fine with me because we have seen so little snow this season. I’m really looking forward to a big storm before the season is over.

Here’s the beautiful bottle of wine we had this evening with our steak dinner. It was delicious!

Only walked 1.08 miles today.

Date Night Dinner

Tonight we went to dinner at Cafe Deluxe for our date night. We always start with bubbles. Our dinner was delicious. My husband had a free birthday dessert on his Cafe Deluxe card so they put a candle in it and we celebrated one more time. He enjoyed it. I ate way too much and will feel it later tonight I’m sure.

1.32 mile indoor walk today.

Winery Visit

Today we met the Dails at Gray Ghost Winery for the library tasting event. We started with a regular tasting and then went down to the barrel room to enjoy some older vintages of their wines. Our wine friend Susan also joined us for the event. It was a fun event. We then went up to the lounge to enjoy a bottle of their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. My husband and I do this every year for his birthday. We always enjoy our time at Gray Ghost. We then went to dinner with the Dails at Two Amys. Yum!

Walked a total of 2.40 miles today.

Birthdays with Friends

Tonight we had the Dails over for dinner. It was Jill’s birthday on January 3rd so we decided to celebrate some more. I made a dark chocolate cake for the two of them. We had lots of wine and tons of fun. We love our friends!

I only walked 1.12 miles today.

Happy Birthday, Husband!

Today was my husband’s 54th birthday! Happy Birthday! For his birthday we started the day shopping in Georgetown. Then we went to a restaurant overlooking the Washington harbor. We had some bubbles and a cheese plate. In the evening we went out to dinner at The Hamilton in downtown DC. Again we had bubbles and a birthday dessert! When we got home he opened his gifts. It was a really nice day!

I also went on a 2 mile walk inside today.

Winery Visit

Today we went to another winery. I was a club member at Casanel Vineyards in Loudoun County Virginia but let my membership lapse because we didn’t buy a case within the year. So we headed back to Casanel for a tasting and to buy a case to get back in the club. We tasted some really nice wines and enjoyed a bottle of the chardonnay with cheese and a baguette. It was a really nice afternoon!

Walked a total of 1.90 miles today.

Cabernet Vertical

Today we went to a cabernet vertical tasting at Breaux Vineyards. We had a 3 course meal and tasted six different vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon. We attend these each year. This one was fun as usual but I didn’t eat any of the second course…it was salmon. It was cool to see our reserved table for the members of our group. I was impressed. This was the first time they’ve done that.

Walked a total of 3.48 miles today.

Snow Walk

It snowed about an inch overnight. My husband didn’t have to go to work today. We had a leisurely breakfast and relaxed most of the day. I did go on a walk in the building and walked 2.14 miles. Then in the evening we went to The Grilled Oyster Company for dinner. It was date night!

Winery Visit

We haven’t been to a winery in awhile. We decided to go to Delaplane Cellars today. We had wine to pick up. We tasted some nice wines and enjoyed some cheese and bread with a glass of wine afterwards. I got some nice photos with my iPhone 8 Plus. We had a really nice day.

I walked 1.71 miles when we got home today.

Chocolates and Cabernet

Today we went to Gray Ghost Vineyards for their Cabernet and Chocolates event for Valentine’s Day. We had lots of wonderful chocolaty things to eat and pair with the cabernet. I loved it! The boyfriend thought the sweets were a bit much. I ate some of his!